11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Brian Pollick
Observation Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2012
Avalanche Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2012
Location Name or Route: 
Powder Mountain
Elevation: 
7400
Aspect: 
East
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
2.5'
Width: 
100
Vertical: 
30
Comments: 

The first three show fractures and a slide caused by two gentlemen that decided to drop into unopened terrain along the road.  They did not actually trigger a slide until they were almost to the road.  The fracturing that occurred up slope, however, was incredible.  This is and easterly facing slope and the fractures are 2.5-3' deep, going down to the faceted layer. Hand pits failed on the back cut. It is amazing that the entire slope did not go!

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